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8 Outdoor Activities To Do While Social Distancing In SWFL

Posted by Michele Reed on Oct 1, 2020 4:47:31 PM

 

Kicking it back in Naples, Florida, during these last few months isn't too shabby with the stunning environment we're blessed with! The shining sun, palm trees, and warm breeze are something us locals take for granted too easily. We're here to crack open the finest hidden gems of the Southwest Florida area. All of these outdoor activities are perfect for doing while social distancing. Keep on reading for some of our favorite spots in the local area. 

 

Kayaking at CGT Kayaks, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What better way to spend a sunny day in SWFL than with a relaxing water excursion? CGT Kayaks Inc. is a fantastic place to rent kayaks and paddleboards from and is located directly in the heart of downtown Bonita Springs. We can confidently recommend this place knowing they're taking social distancing seriously. They've moved rentals to a reservation-only system leaving customers confident and comfortable. This local business has excellent ratings and reviews and would be a perfect addition to your weekend plans.

Picnicking in Riverside Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab the family and head over to the beautiful Riverside Park for a delicious and relaxing picnic! There is plenty of wide-open space for picnicking in the luscious grass underneath the shaded trees. You can even hang out by the river and watch for turtles, manatees, and fish on the dock! Pack a lunch and picnic blanket and enjoy this hidden gem of Bonita Springs.

Baker Park Walking Trails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A unique hidden gem of the Downtown Naples area is Baker Park! This park officially opened in October of 2019, but due to COVID19, it seems not too many locals know about this special spot in Naples. It's wide open grassy area is perfect for basking in the sun, playing frisbee, or going for a jog. You can find long walking trails and places to sit and gaze while overlooking the gorgeous Gordon River. 

 

Beach Walks In Naples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's impossible not to mention the abundance of beautiful beaches we have in the Naples area. A few of our favorites are Barefoot Beach Preserve ParkDelnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, and Lowdermilk Park. If you want to make a day trip out of it, perhaps check out South Marco Beach for Marco Island's beautiful atmosphere. Their beaches tend to be a lot more spacious than those you find here in Naples and are definitely worth checking out. 

Rent A Bike at Big Momma's Bicycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gulf Shore area is a fantastic spot to ride bicycles. Ride your own or get the whole experience and rent a bike from Big Momma's Bicycles. Take the scenic route along Seagate Drive and be sure to soak in the beauty around you as you pass some of Naples's finest real estate and the stunning ocean views. You can even pause and enjoy the view at one of the many benches along the way overlooking the water. Pack a snack or book and enjoy this peaceful spot. 

 

Fishing at The Naples Pier 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're into fishing, you won't want to miss fishing from the famous Naples Pier. This is one of the only areas that does not require a fishing license and will not fine you for fishing without one! Not a fisher? No worries; this is still a fantastic spot to walk along the boardwalk or sand and sightsee the beautiful Naples sea life. Get here early in the morning to catch a glimpse of the calm ocean and quiet atmosphere. 

 

Naples Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven't yet toured the Naples Botanical Gardens, you are certainly in for a treat. The giant 170-acre garden features stunning plants from around the world. A few of the gardens you'll be able to walk through are the Asian, Brazilian, and Caribbean gardens, to name a few. You can stop along the way and soak up the sun on one of their hammocks under the palm trees or take your camera and photograph the most beautiful scenery. This is truly a special spot in the Naples area.

Koreshan State Park

 

 

 

Koreshan State Park is not only known for its beauty, but it's history as well. Walk through the park's beautiful nature while learning about the history of the pioneer group that settled there in the year of 1893. This is an excellent place for a nice nature walk as well as photographing the nature and wildlife around you. There are lots to do at Koreshan State Park, from hiking to camping and fishing. Be sure to check out the guidelines and regulations here: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/koreshan-state-park

 

 

We hope we inspired you to discover a new hidden gem of Southwest Florida. Share this with friends and family to help them plan a weekend full of fun in the sun!

 

 

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Topics: Naples activities, Naples Lifestyle, Florida Homes, Fall in Naples, Vacation, Naples, Florida, Naples Contractors, Naples Vacations, Naples Homes, Home Style, 2020

5 Factors to Consider before Retiring in Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Feb 5, 2019 8:33:00 AM

There’s no question that Florida is a popular retirement destination. And there are plenty of reasons that Naples is high on the list of great places to live. But there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Florida. And retirement in Florida is about so much more than reclining on the beach! Let’s take a quick look at 5 factors to consider before retiring in Florida.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Naples Lifestyle, Florida Homes, Retiring in Naples

7 Things to Live Near When You Retire in Naples

Posted by Chris Reed on Feb 1, 2019 8:31:00 AM

According to Investodeia.com, Florida remains the most popular state in the country to retire to. It's also clear that (for many reasons) Naples is a great place to live if you’re headed to Florida. But even if you decide to make the Naples area your retirement residence, you’re not going to spend all of your time at home. You may not be working anymore, but you’ll still have plenty of things you want to do. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at 7 things to live near when you retire in Naples.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Naples Lifestyle, Retiring in Naples

Where to Go Christmas Shopping in Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 8, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Just because you live in sunny and warm Naples (while friends and relatives are freezing in the North) doesn’t mean that you get out of holiday shopping. The good news is that there are a lot of places that make holiday shopping a little more fun around here. Here’s a look at where to go Christmas shopping in Naples, Florida. And here’s an additional bit of good news: You won’t have to scrape the windows on your car when you come out of the store!

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Topics: Naples Lifestyle, Christmas in Naples, Holiday Shopping

Best Country Clubs near Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Sep 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It’s really no big secret that one of the favorite pastimes for residents in the Naples area is golf. It’s also no surprise that golf.com ranks Florida as the #1 golf state in the United States. And as comic, Jerry Seinfeld once quipped. "My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that's the law!"

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Topics: Best Country Clubs in Naples, Golf Naples Florida, Naples Florida Country Clubs, Naples Lifestyle

The Best 2018 Fall Events in Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Sep 3, 2018 9:49:00 AM

As the temperatures around Naples drop just a bit for the fall, the activities heat up! Whether you’re interested in art, local history, live music, great food, or fun fund-raisers for great causes—Naples has you covered for the fall season. Here’s a look at some of the best 2018 fall events in Naples, Florida.

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Topics: Naples Lifestyle, Fall Events, Fall in Naples, Autumn

5 Essential Things to Do Before Going on Vacation

Posted by Chris Reed on Jun 18, 2018 10:29:00 AM

By this time of year, many of us have witnessed the annual migration of the snowbirds as they head back north. Even year-round Naples residents like to get away every now and then. There are plenty of great places to get away to not far from here, but before you pull the suitcases out of storage and pack up, you’ll want to think about preparing your house for vacation as well. Let’s look at 5 essential things to do before going on vacation.

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Topics: Naples Lifestyle, Florida Homes, Naples Home, Vacation

A Simple Guide to Naples Schools

Posted by Chris Reed on Apr 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

There are a lot of good reasons to live in the Naples area (check out 8 reasons to live in Naples here). One big question a lot of homeowners have before they decide to live in Naples is, “How are the schools?" Because there are so many choices for schools within Naples (not to mention the surrounding communities) it can be tough to evaluate. In fact, there are almost 60 elementary schools alone within Naples! How can you choose which one is best for you and your children?

Here’s a simple guide to Naples Schools to get you started.

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Topics: Naples Neighborhoods, Naples Lifestyle